Highlights/Health

Economy, Health

Retirement: How much is enough? Baby boomers unsure but say they don’t have enough

The last group of the baby boom generation is fast approaching retirement. The group, now aged over 50, seem to generally have the same financial concern which is, have they saved enough money? Most Canadians it seems feel they’re hundreds» 

Health, Society

Ottawa set to pay nearly $1B to military sexual misconduct plaintiffs

Following several years of back-and-forth negotiations and lawsuits,  the federal government has agreed to settle multiple class-action suits with people who were victims of sexual misconduct in the military, though Ottawa accepted no liability in the cases. The settlement provides» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Trudeau and Scheer square off over revamped Food Guide

Wow! A real-life food fight. The combatants: the two men who will face off in a general election this fall to decide who leads the country as Canada’s next prime minister. Let’s be perfectly clear: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Tory leader attacks Canada’s updated Food Guide

This being an election year, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer made a play Wednesday to bring members of the country’s dairy industry into the Tory tent. Addressing the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon, Scheer vowed that he» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Psychedelic drugs: can just a little, help just a little?

There’s a quiet trend happening in connection with psychedelic drugs like LSD, magic mushroom, and others. It’s called “microdosing”. The idea is that just a little can improve focus and creativity, and your overall mood. Norman Farb ( PhD) is» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Society

The Balmy North: It’s getting a whole lot hotter at the top of the world

As we ponder the topsy-turvy world of climate change, let us now take a closer look at the top of the world. Travel with me please to Canadian Forces Station Alert, located at the northeastern tip of Ellesmere island, just» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Depression, social media and teenagers

It seems young people who spend a lot of time on social media experience more  symptoms of depression. The long term Canadian study involved 3,800 teens from 2012 to 2018. It examined the young people’s various screen times and found» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Constant exposure to ambient noise and your health

It’s known that extremely loud noises can damage your hearing, but we’re becoming aware that constant levels of noise below damaging levels can have other health effects. Tor Oiamo (PhD) is an assistant professor, Ryerson University in the Department of» 

Health

B.C. man dies of rabies after coming into contact with bat

A 21-year-old British Columbia man has died of rabies after coming into contact with a bat on Vancouver Island, according to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. The young man came in contact with a bat in mid-May and developed» 

Health, Society

Legalizing use of cannabis in Canada : 10 months later

Black market pot getting cheaper, legal pot more expensive Pot stinks and residents starting to complain Canadians pessimistic about their ability to keep pot away from minors: poll Pot tax: Figures are in on cannabis revenue for governments